Kipling John Wilson Captain 56131

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Personnel Entry

Captain Kipling's CWGC headstone.
Captain Kipling's CWGC headstone.

Name Kipling John Wilson
Army number 56131
Rank Captain
Date of birth Born County Durham October 1903
Age 37
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned 2/Lt 28/6/1933. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery C Company 10th Bn.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions Lt 28/6/1936, A/Captain 1/9/1939, T/Captain 1/12/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Educated Alderman Wraith Secondary School. Audit Clerk, Durham County Council, qualified ACIS. Lived at "Kirklee", Rock Road, Spennymoor, County Durham. Son of Charles and Isabella Harrison Kipling, husband of Doris Kipling, Spennymoor. Buried Plot 8. Row C. Grave 8. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

Mentioned as being known as the Company Commander by Mr Tommy Bamforth, 13/9/2014.